Paedophile Terry Ockwell was released after one year
The mother of a girl who was sexually abused is calling for tighter restrictions to be placed on paedophiles after her teenage daughter bumped into her abuser for the second time in 18 months.
Terry Ockwell, of Firmin Avenue in Boughton Monchelsea, was jailed for two years in May 2010 for sexually assaulting a young girl and possessing indecent images of children. He was released one year into his sentence.
The most recent encounter was near the McDonald's in Week Street, Maidstone.
The girl's mother, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said: "I don't feel he should be in Maidstone, a couple of miles away from our address. It is no hardship for him to move away from the area.
"He's a monster, an absolute monster. I want to protect other people's families."
The victim's mother added that her daughter is in shock after the repeated encounters.
Ockwell was released from prison in May 2011. Seven months later in December, the girl came face to face with him at Morrisons in Sutton Road.
She had believed Ockwell would be banned from going out at weekends when he left prison.
Morrisons in Sutton Road, Maidstone
Speaking that year, the mother said: "I had been letting my daughter go out because I thought she was safe but she could have bumped into him at any time."
A Kent Probation spokesman said that because his sentence is finished the service no longer has any jurisidiction on his restrictions.
MP Helen Grant said: "I have raised this with the police who are looking into the matter.
"Once a sex offender's sentence has expired they may be subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order. Breaching this is a criminal offence which may result in a prison sentence."
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